Surf Fishing in Virginia Beach
Posted August 27 2001 - 12:09 PM
Posted August 27 2001 - 12:25 PM
may the fish be with you!
Posted August 27 2001 - 4:15 PM
PS there is a nasty drop off under the bridge and the current is deadly. Be careful if you intend on wading there. Once you get 50+ yards outside of the bridge things get much more reasonbable.
Posted August 27 2001 - 7:11 PM
Posted August 27 2001 - 11:20 PM
Check out the Virginia Board on http://www.pierandsurf.com/ Lots of people who fish Virginia Beach and the lower Chesapeake post reports there. Also see the "Hot Spots" section, which has descriptions of Willoughby Spit, Fort Story beach, Rudee Inlet, Lynnhaven Inlet (Lesner Bridge) and Sandbridge beach--plus all the local piers. There are some Redfish (puppy drum) showing up in the lower Bay (I caught a 27" puppy yesterday on a Fin-S minnow). There is a nice little stretch of beach just south of the mouth of Rudee that doesn't have many surfers because of the breakwater. This area is called Croatan. Unfortunately, the only public parking lot is down at the opposite end of Crotan, although there are a few (very few) places where you can park on the steet that is one block back from the beach front street.
Only tackle shop close to the Va. Beach "strip," is on Va. Beach Blvd just east of Pacific Ave. There are places to get bait and terminal tackle at Rudee Inlet. There are a few decent tackle shops near Lynhaven Inlet, notably Lighthouse tackle, on Shore Drive about two blocks east of the entrance to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.
If you want to get away from the strip, it's probably worth a drive down to Sandbridge and Little Island pier area. (listed in "hot spots" on web site above), or hopping over the bridge tunnel to the Eastern Shore.
Hope this helps
Dave G aka Sluf
Posted August 28 2001 - 7:41 AM
The partyboats out of Rudee Inlet are tourist boats. 4 hour trips for enough 10" croaker to sink the boat. Then the long line for fish cleaning at $.50/lb.
If you need basic tackle or anything, the Super Walmart in Sandbridge is open 24/7 and about 15 minutes from VA Beach. The VA Beach pier is also 24/7.
I'd focus on golf. Hell's Pointe in Sandbridge is a really nice Reese Jones course for not much money.
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Posted July 21 2014 - 10:32 AM